Monthly Archives: December 2013

Novels read in 2013 part two

You can see the list from the first half of the year here. Those that I read in the second half of the year were (some brief thoughts follow): Amitay Ghosh, Sea of Poppies Rob Kitchin, Killer Reels Malcolm Bradbury, To the Hermitage Ox-Tales … Continue reading

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The twenty-five most important academic books to me from 2013

Not ordered, not comprehensive, and I’m sure I’ve forgotten some – and of course there are those I’ve not yet read or am unaware of… These are all academic books published in 2013, not drawn from all the books I … Continue reading

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25 research talks in 2013 – with links to audio versions

The talk in Halifax at ArcticNet was the 25th research talk in a really busy year. (Links in what follows are to audio recordings, where available). I gave talks on the Shakespearean territories project at the University of York, Aberystwyth University, Memorial University of Newfoundland … Continue reading

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2013 in review – Progressive Geographies stats

The WordPress.com stats say that in 2013 this blog was viewed 380,000 times – with visitors from 191 countries. Thank you all. Click here to see the complete report. These are some of the most popular posts in the year: The adjunct … Continue reading

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Four new Foucault books

Originally posted on Open Geography:
      In addition to the Cambridge Foucault Lexicon (mentioned in my previous post, and which I should add has no less than 117 entries!), you may like to know of a few other…

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The missing question from Foucault’s ‘Confession of the Flesh’ interview – a translation

While looking for something else, I discovered that the important 1977 interview ‘Le jeu de Michel Foucault’ (DE no 206, Vol II, pp. 298-329) is not completely translated as ‘The Confession of the Flesh’ in Power/Knowledge, edited by Colin Gordon … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – sixth update

Much of the recent work on this project has been continuing work on Chapter Three, especially the discussions of perverts, women and children. I keep reworking sections and adding more and more detail, well aware some of this will need … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – now has a page with links

I’ve created a page on this blog under Future Projects for the Foucault’s Last Decade book. This has the proposal, links to the updates I’ve posted here about the book’s progress, and links to a couple of audio recordings of papers. … Continue reading

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The Critical-Theory Guide to Shit That Happened in 2013, Arbitrarily Ranked

These are good – and cover the pope, Brad Pitt as Plato, Banksy and Hannah Arendt, Feminist Ryan Gosling being no more, the Zizek operas, and others…

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The Funambulist on Stoler, Foucault and Race

The Funambulist has an interesting post on ‘The Desired Colonized Body: Foucault and Race by Ann Laura Stoler‘. I clearly remember reading Stoler’s text Race and the Education of Desire while doing my PhD, and finding its discussion of Foucault’s as-then-unpublished lecture course … Continue reading

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